This week in my photojournalism class we were assigned to make an environmental portrait of somebody in the community. I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the award-winning painter, Trish Harding, while showing my family around the bellingham area. Here are the pictures I gathered.
Trish Harding, 64, paints a picture for the Bellingham Ski to Sea fundraiser in her studio on Holly Street, Fri. April 18, 2014. Harding is an award-winning artist who teaches dynamic gestural figure drawing at Whatcom Community College and is the owner of Studio UFO in Bellingham.
Harding studied fine arts at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco where she tutored a death and mute student to pay for her tuition. She is also the mother of five and works with many fundraisers and benefits in the Bellingham community such as Evergreen Aids foundation, Reaching for the Light and the Mount Baker Theatre Renovation.